AMARILLO (AP) — Firefighters in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma are bracing for a busy day as unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity are expected to create dangerous wildfire conditions.READ MORE: The Pandemic Closed Them, But On Monday Apple Reopened All 270 Of Its US Stores
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says “extremely critical” fire conditions are expected Thursday in western Texas, eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The risk area covers 117,000 square miles and includes the cities of Roswell, New Mexico, and Lubbock and Amarillo.READ MORE: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: 'I'm Trying To Show Leadership And Show The Way'
Forecasters say some areas could see temperatures in the 70s and 80s and wind gusts up to 65 mph.
Critical fire conditions are also expected throughout Oklahoma, western Kansas and southeastern Colorado, and forecasters have issued red flag warnings discouraging any outdoor burning.MORE NEWS: 3rd Group Of Migrants Enter US At Texas Border To Be Processed As Asylum-Seekers
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